For Sale: MBA Admissions Essays That Worked Once

Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Mass. Photograph by Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

For years, applicants looking to read examples of admissions essays submitted to top business schools could buy books with such names as 101 Business School (MBA) Essays That Made a Difference or 65 Successful Harvard Business School Essays. The books promised readers an inside look at what admissions officers were looking for, along with elements of a successful business school essay.

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